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1911 - The First 100 Years (Book)

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Quack, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. Quack

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    Just got the book today. It's by Patrick Sweeney, you have probably read his writings in a gun magazines or his "The Gun Digest Book of the 1911" Vol.1 & 2.

    1911 - The First 100 Years is a hardcover book and 286pages long. It has a lot of photos. It covers the year 1911, the trials leading up to the acceptance, to the some of the current day 1911 smiths. I just got it late this afternoon and i'm on Chapter 4 (of 18) right now.

    It's $30 at the store, but it's $20 on Amazon. Well worth the cost for a 1911 enthusiast.

    http://www.amazon.com/1911-First-Years-Patrick-Sweeney/dp/1440211159

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  2. Mr. Gekko

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    Cool, thanks! Gonna give a review when your done? :supergrin:
     
  3. bac1023

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    Very cool.

    It just so happens that I got a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas. :supergrin:
     
  4. Quack

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    since it's after Christmas, I'm sure you're not the only one that got a gift card to a book store.
     
  5. Quack

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    sure, i'll take macro photo's of the paper and binding to see if they are MIM, cast or tool steel :rofl:
     
  6. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    That's for sure. ;)
     
  7. bac1023

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    I like Sweeney's 1911 books. I've got the other ones.
     
  8. JBnTX

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    Has anyone read this book?

    I want to be sure it's not just another cut and paste job from his previous
    1911 books.

    I hope it's new material and photos.
     
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  9. Nickpisp

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    I've had it for a while. It's mostly new material and lots of nice color pictures. Well worth the money. :supergrin:
     
  10. rsxr22

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    Good heads up! Im going to have to pick it up
     
  11. Flashy2003

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    That was the only book I ever put on my Christmas list and Santa never brought it for me. I guess Ill have to get it myself.
     
  12. IndianaMatt

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    Good question. I'm worried that, despite dropping $30 on this book, that I'll have to send it right back to the factory to get the ramps polished and a trigger job.

    Nothing worse than a book that occasionally fails to eject.
     
  13. simulatedjim

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    I have the first 2 and am wanting this one now.
     
  14. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  15. glock2740

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    I'll be buying it for sure. Pat Sweeney is a great writer and a true 1911 lover.
     
  16. bac1023

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    :agree:

    Yes on both accounts. :)
     
  17. glock2740

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    Hey Quack. If you get it from Amazon, it doesn't come in a damn cardboard box does it? :whistling:




    :tongueout: :rofl: